Image Collection

The Image Collection features photographs, postcards, and different types of artwork, as well as reproductions of images that appeared in newspapers, magazines, and other publications. These images all reflect the Carlisle Indian School students, facilities, and staff. Images available here are drawn from files housed at the U. S. National Archives, from collections of Carlisle Indian School materials housed at various archival repositories, and from a variety of published sources. Visitors to this website are also invited to share copies of photographs from their own personal and family collections; please contact us if you have images you would like to contribute.

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Shoe Shop

The caption reads: THE SHOE SHOP.

The printed note reads: makes all the shoes used by the pupils except such as are bought from their own unds and kept for Sunday best. Since the beginning of the School not a pair of shoes or boots has been sent off the premises to be repaired.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 41.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Male Students in the Country

The caption reads: INDIAN BOYS IN THE COUNTRY.

The printed note reads: illustrates the outing system, which is the practical side of Carlisle training. The Indian under the same opportunities becomes just as good a hand at all the varied employments of the farm as the white man.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 60.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Interior of the Dining Hall

The caption reads: DINING HALL - INTERIOR.

The printed note reads: This room will seat 700 persons.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 25.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Susan Longstreth Literary Society

The caption reads: THE SUSAN LONGSTRETH LITERARY SOCIETY.

The printed note reads: This society, bearing the name of one of the first and most honored friends of the School, has existed for more than ten years.  Including, as it does, the best character and talent from some 300 girls, with a comfortable and tastefully decorated room for its meetings, it is an influence for good, mentally and morally, which cannot well be measured.  All the societies emulate each other in furnishing the School most pleasing entertainments.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 57.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Harness Shop

The caption reads: THE HARNESS SHOP.

The printed note reads: has no difficulty in securing its quota of apprentices. The product of this shop is used by the Government at the different Indian Agencies and amounts to 150 to 250 sets of double harness annually - all hand made.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 42.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Robert B. Johnson, c.1895

View of Robert B. Johnson as a student at the Carlisle Indian School around 1895.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Female Students in the Country

The caption reads: INDIAN GIRLS IN THE COUNTRY.

The printed note reads: illustrates the home life and occupations of the girls during their Summer outing; also a public school attended by a number girls during the Winter.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 61.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

School Kitchen

The caption reads: THE SCHOOL KITCHEN.

The printed note reads: is fitted up with large ranges and steam cooking apparatus.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 26.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Football Team

The caption reads: THE FOOT BALL TEAM has played games with the teams of the Naval Academy, Lehigh University, Bucknell, Dickinson and other colleges, with credit to themselves both for their playing and gentlemanly conduct.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 33.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Tin Shop

The caption reads: THE TIN SHOP.

The printed note reads: Good tinware of all kinds is made, which the Government buys and sends to the Agencies. Care of the tin roofs, water spouting and the plumbing of the School is an important item in the work of this department.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 43.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Outing Scenes from the Country

The caption reads: SOME CARLISLE INDIAN GIRLS IN THEIR COUNTRY HOMES.

The printed note reads: The socially elevating side of the outing is shown by the refined homes and families into which the pupils are received.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 62.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Small Boys' Quarters

The caption reads: THE SMALL BOYS' QUARTERS.

The printed note reads: accommodate 100 of the smallest boys, who are under the care of a matron. The sleeping rooms have three beds, a wardrobe, washstand, table and chairs ; and the building, 212 x 36 feet, contains bath rooms, assembly rooms, readings rooms and library.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 27.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Entrance Avenue

The caption reads: ENTRANCE AVENUE.

The printed note reads: The School adjoins the borough of Carlisle on the northeast, and is reached by a public road leading into this avenue on the School grounds.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 5.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Tailor Shop

The caption reads: THE TAILOR SHOP.

The printed note reads: Here the uniforms and outer garments or 450 boys are made annually.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 44.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Administration Building

The caption reads: THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING.

The printed note reads: was built in 1891-the carpentering, painting, roofing and spouting being largely done by student labor. It is 50 x 48 feet and contains the general offices of the School, with rooms for employès on the second floor.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 7.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Students in Art Class

The caption reads: THE ART CLASS.

The printed note reads: A large number of the pupils show decided ability in drawing from models and nature, and working with clay. For the school year beginning September 1st, 1895, a course in Sloyd for the younger pupils will be added to this department.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 12.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Group of Student Teachers

The caption reads: THE PUPIL TEACHERS.

The printed note reads: One of the most helpful features of the School is the normal training given students who show ability, and desire to qualify as teachers. This department becomes more and more important each year as the students thus trained increase in number and go out to fill positions in other schools.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 13.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Country Sabbath School

The caption reads: A COUNTRY SABBATH SCHOOL.

The printed note reads: attended by a number of Indian girls during their outing. The Indian girls and boys are cordially received into Church and Sabbath School associations in all the communities in which they are placed.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 63.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

School Campus During Winter

The caption reads: THE CAMPUS IN WINTER.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 28.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

View of the Campus

The caption reads: VIEW OF THE CAMPUS.

The printed note reads: One feature of the School is the beauty of the grounds and their special adaptability to the purposes of a school. During the recreation periods the students spend many happy hours on the campus in playing croquet, tennis, ball and other games, or in quietly promenading, reading and chatting.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 6.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Blacksmith Shop

The caption reads: THE BLACKSMITH SHOP.

The printed note reads: The Indian boys soon become adepts in this trade, forging the horseshoe and setting it, learning to fashion the iron to any desired shape, working bar steel into tools with skill and readiness hardly credible unless witnessed.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 45.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Student Learning Music

The caption reads: A MUSIC ROOM.

The printed note reads: Very early in the School experience it was found that there were good voices among the pupils and ability to acquire both vocal and instrumental knowledge. Music proves a pleasing study to the Indian youth, and is useful and entertaining to the School.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 14.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Professional Nurses from Carlisle

The caption reads: INDIAN GIRLS AS PROFESSIONAL NURSES.

The printed note reads: This picture represents former Carlisle pupils who, having received preliminary training in the School hospital, and having completed heir training in Philadelphia, New Haven and Hartford nurse schools, are now profitably employed in independent practice in the cities named. In this direction our Indian girls have been especially successful.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 64.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Interior of the Boiler House

The caption reads: THE BOILER HOUSE INTERIOR.

The printed note reads: The buildings are all heated by steam from this central plant consisting of three 100-horse-power water tube boilers. All the work of digging the trenches, laying the pipes and fitting up the buildings for the system was done by the Indian boys under the direction of a skilled mechanic.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 29.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Interior of the School Blacksmith Shop

The caption reads: THE BLACKSMITH SHOP INTERIOR.

The printed note reads: has five forges, each one requiring two hands for morning and two for afternoon work. The principal work is building wagons of which the Government is the chief purchaser. Last year one wagon was shipped to a Negro mission school in Africa, the missionary, Mr. Stuart, having seen the wagon at the World's Fair. There are also purchasers among the Indians.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 46.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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